Scott Carcaise made his first varsity pitching start for
in the championship game of yesterday's Russ Spicer Baseball Tournament at Haddonfield, and the freshman came through with an impressive 11-0 shutout of
Carcaise carried the Crusaders (10-2) to the title by striking out nine Eagles (9-3), walking one and throwing a four-hitter.
Kevin Stephens led Eustace's 13-hit offense with a double and a triple. Stephens also doubled in a 14-0 semifinal shutout of Overbrook in which Kevin Casey hurled a five-strikeout, three-hit shutout.
Haddonfield won the consolation game, 5-1, against Overbrook with RBI triples from Matt Kirchner and Keigh Hurley.
In the other semifinal, Winslow Township sophomore Chris Maul threw a 10-0 no-hitter in six innings against Haddonfield, missing a perfect game on a fourth-inning error.
Joe Lang Classic. Cherry Hill East captured the second annual tournament with a 7-3 title-game success against host Pitman. Tournament MVP Ryan Martin went 2 for 4 and drove in two runs in support of winning pitcher Pat Thompson.
Martin also pitched the Cougars' 10-4 semifinal win over Clearview. Pitman reached the final with a 3-1 semifinal win over Woodbury that was highlighted by Gene Reid's pitching and Steve Weick's game-winning RBI double.
Clearview came back with an 8-1 consolation victory against Woodbury as freshman Shane Taylor, who had pitched three innings all season, threw a complete game in his first varsity start with seven strikeouts.
Summerville-Quiznos Classic. Colin Zarrilli capped a three-run fifth inning by singling in the game-winning run and went home with the MVP trophy as Deptford edged host Eastern, 4-3, in the championship game. The Spartans used three singles and two walks to get three runs in the fifth, including a tying RBI hit by Shawn Mantici.
Deptford beat Hammonton, 18-8, in the first round as Ricky Rodgers went 3 for 6 with a triple and six RBIs.
Hammonton won the consolation game, 14-4, over Atlantic City with two hits each by Mike Fichetola (three RBIs) and Andrew Hartman (two RBIs), and Wes Sweet had a single, double and triple for Eastern in a 10-0 semifinal win over Atlantic City.
Al Hedelt Tournament. The six-team event at Oakcrest ended with Holy Spirit's 14-6 championship win over Buena. Shortstop Dan DiBartolomeo, who this week signed a letter of intent to attend West Virginia, had a two-run double and a grand slam, and Mike Blee had three hits.
Tri-County. Dave Sharp and Sean Sheffield (3 for 4) each hit three-run homers, and winning pitcher Joe Weaver added a two-run shot to fuel Salem's 11-6 triumph at Woodstown.
Burlington County. Northern Burlington's Dan Agos and Rancocas Valley's Gary Naylor each pitched eight-inning complete games, but Agos got the 3-2 win to keep the visiting Greyhounds in first place in the Liberty Division. Keith Miccio singled in the winning run in the eighth.
Cape-Atlantic. Conner Ortlorf secured his first pitching win by leading Ocean City past host Lower Cape May, 15-9. Vinny Murphy went 4 for 4 with two doubles, a three-run homer and four RBIs.
Nonleague. Cherokee (11-2) suffered its second straight loss, 2-1, at unbeaten Steinert (11-0), which ended the game with a two-out RBI single in the bottom of the seventh. Cherokee's Chris Leitz, Nick Allen and Alex Pratcher each had a double.
Shawnee rallied for two runs in the bottom of the seventh on John Hydock's RBI single and Anthony Sellito's game-winning single with the bases loaded to beat visiting Pemberton, 3-2.
Alexi Colon slugged home runs in each of the last two innings for five RBIs, putting the finishing touches on St. Augustine's 12-6 win at Lenape.
The only blemish on Mike Cox's pitching line was a leadoff double in the fourth inning as the Cherry Hill West pitcher dominated a 13-0 five-inning one-hitter with nine strikeouts over visiting Gateway. Drew Schneider went 3 for 3 with two RBIs.